Regenerative farming is on a lot of eco-conscious lips, with brands big and small pledging to replenish the earth they use. With soil health depleting around the world, how can farmers, brands, and individuals work together to address the needs of both the planet and its inhabitants?
Patrick Holden is the founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust, working internationally to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable food systems.
Russ Carrington is a regenerative farmer who is launching Knepp Estate’s 150-acre regenerative farm in West Sussex. He is an advocate for sustainable farming and is particularly keen on developing a close and honest farm-to-fork relationship with consumers.
Anthony Myint is the co-founder and executive director of Zero Foodprint. He works to mobilise the restaurant industry and allies in the public and private sectors to support healthy soil as a solution to the climate crisis. He is also a chef and won the 2019 Basque Culinary World Prize for his work with Zero Foodprint.
Laura Day is a journalist who specialises in health, nature, food culture and lifestyle. She has written for local and national news titles, and consumer magazines, including The Guardian, Positive News, Healthy Food Guide, and Delicious Magazine.
Research has managed to turn end-of-life plastics into food, taking steps towards solving both the problem of ocean plastic pollution and sustainable food production. Environmental concerns are shaping people’s food choices in a significant way and plastics may be an emerging eco food.
Hygiene concerns may have raised the consumption of single-use plastics during the pandemic, but many people remain committed to making sustainable everyday choices. Regenerative farming is generating buzz for its eco benefits, enabling people to buy produce with a cleaner conscience.
As the global population continues to soar and environmental issues multiply, the ReGen Villages project may have the answer to curbing the eco-impact. Piloted by Danish architectural collaborative EFFEKT, the sharing, caring ethos of self-sufficient communities is now going viral.
Farming animals for cheap meat has proven an incubator for pandemics. With the effects of COVID-19 still at the forefront of people’s minds, how can we drastically curtail the chances of another outbreak, all the while feeding a growing population with diversifying dietary requirements?